How to Switch to Mini Player Mode for Video Hub in Microsoft News app in Windows 10

The Microsoft News app is a preinstalled UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10 that delivers breaking news and trusted, in-depth reporting from the world's best journalists.

  • Microsoft's editors curate the most trusted, important, interesting and trending news
  • You choose which topics matter most to you.
  • Microsoft News updates you with notifications of breaking news, quickly and accurately, 24/7
  • Sync your preferences across the app and the Web.

Microsoft News works in partnership with hundreds of publishers in dozens of countries globally. Select from editions in more 20 countries, carrying content from 3,000 top brands.

Microsoft News makes it easy to for you to keep informed, to intuitively move from story to story, and from section to section. The clean design lets you read articles without clutter, with useful features like a dark mode for nighttime reading. The app is free to download and use with no limits on how many articles or videos you can view.

The Video Hub brings together videos in a single location within the Microsoft News app for easy browsing. You can access the Video Hub via the side navigation pane.

Microsoft has added a new mini player for the Video Hub with support for picture-in-picture mode. Now you can switch to the mini player and continue watching videos while multitasking in Windows 10. You can drag and position the mini player to any part of your desktop.

This tutorial will show you how to switch between the standard player and mini player mode for the Video Hub in the Microsoft News app in Windows 10.

EXAMPLE: Switch to mini player mode in video player in Microsoft News app

Here's How:

1 Open the Microsoft News app.

2 While you have a video open in the Video Hub, click/tap on the Switch to mini player button in the standard video player. (see screenshot below)

Switch to Mini Player Mode for Microsoft News Video Hub in Windows 10-microsoft_news_switch_to_mini_player.jpg

3 When ready to switch back to standard player mode in the Microsoft News app, click/tap on the Switch to standard player button in the mini video player. (see screenshot below)

Switch to Mini Player Mode for Microsoft News Video Hub in Windows 10-microsoft_news_switch_to_standard_player.jpg

That's it,